Horror aficionados rejoice! Bran Castle, better known as “Dracula’s Castle” in Transylvania is up for sale. It’s located atop a cliff in central Romania, and could sell for more than $135 million, complete with its rich history and legends. The 14th century castle is most famous for its ties to Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, “Dracula.” Prince Vlad the Impaler, an historical warlord who inspired the fictional story, also spent time locked up in the castle, according to folklore. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Bran Castle is currently a tourist destination for 560,000 people annually who pay £4 each, owned by descendants of Britain’s Queen Victoria, three siblings in their 70s with the last name “Habsburg.” Mark Meyer says: “The aim, though, is to take the whole thing a stage further, reroute the road and make Bran a destination, the kind of place people will stay for two or three days. That’s why we’d like whoever buys the castle to continue running it as a tourist destination. This isn’t just a national monument, it’s the largest and most significant attraction in Romania.”